Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change

It sometimes helps to look at specifics. I asked my students to research the adaptation strategies connected to the countries they had researched for the Impacts assignment 7.2 Impacts of Climate Change Case Studies . They had 20 minutes plus homework to do this and then we had a round table discussion about the strategies. I moderated the discussion, checking for understanding and drawing out general points such as the difference in adaptation strategies to flooding in MEDCs and LEDCs. Students should be referring to the NAPAs. These exist also for states and cities as well as countries (see examples in the presentation and the topic page  7.3 Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation).

Student Task - Adaptation Strategies

It sometimes helps to look at specifics. I asked my students to research the adaptation strategies connected to the countries they had researched for the Impacts assignment. They had 20 minutes plus homework to do this and then we had a round table discussion about the strategies. I moderated the discussion, checking for understanding and drawing out general points such as the difference in adaptation strategies to flooding in MEDCs and LEDCs. Students should be referring to the NAPAs. These exist also for states and cities as well as countries (see examples at bottom of this page).

Suggested Prompt Questions:

  1. Explain what is an adaptation strategy.
  2. Name some general adaptation strategies.
  3. Explain the difference between the adaptive capacity of an LEDC and an MEDC. 
  4. What are some examples of how the international community are supporting adaptation?
  5. Talk us through how your case study is planning for adaptation.
  6. Discuss how these different countries may be setting different priorities for adaptation?
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